UC Santa Cruz 2016 Academic Salary Plan

June 17, 2016

By Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 


Re: UC Santa Cruz 2016-17 Academic Salary Plan

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the campus will implement a salary increase plan effective July 1, 2016 for senate faculty and non-represented academic personnel.  Salary increases for non-senate represented academic personnel are set by the terms of the collective bargaining agreements.

 (1)   Senate Faculty and Equivalent Titles

The academic salary scales will be increased by approximately 1.5 percent, including campus scales for Department Chair and College Provost stipends. Senate faculty on-scale salary components will be increased by 1.5 percent.

In addition, each Senate appointee will receive an off-scale salary allocation equivalent to approximately 2 percent of the scale rate for their rank and step. This off-scale increase is intended to target salary inequities for Santa Cruz faculty relative to the other UC campuses, as revealed in recent faculty salary equity studies.

Senate faculty with Above Scale status will receive similar increases calculated on the campus off-scale limit for the applicable title.

This salary plan applies to all senate faculty with appointments active on July 1, 2016, unless stipulated otherwise in appointment or retention agreements. Eligible titles include the ladder rank Professor series, the Lecturer with Security of Employment series, the Astronomer series, and the Supervisor of Physical Education series. The plan also applies to senate faculty summer salary payments that are tied to the salary scale rates. 

Campus leadership sought the advice of and has received support from the Academic Senate on this salary plan.

(2)   Non-Senate, Non-Represented Academics

On-scale salary components for appointees to non-senate, non-represented academic titles (such as Adjunct Professor, Professional Researcher, Project _, Specialist, Academic Coordinator, and Librarians) will be increased by approximately 1.5 percent.

Salary equity studies have not been done by our campus nor systemwide for non-senate, non-represented academic appointees. These positions are mostly funded by extramural funds, with salary levels subject to budgetary considerations and use of funds subject to contract constraints. Any concerns about significant salary inequities for appointees in this group should be brought forward to the cognizant dean by department chairs or principal investigators on an individual basis. Additional discretionary increases are limited to 1.5 percent.

Negotiated compensation agreements for recalled retirees, by-agreement appointees, visitors, faculty administrators, etc. are subject to the discretion of the hiring authority and will not be automatically increased.

The salary increases are effective July 1, 2016 and will be reflected in the August 1, 2016 paychecks.

Please direct questions to the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu.


                                                                       Alison Galloway
                                                                      Campus Provost and
                                                                      Executive Vice Chancellor

Chancellor Blumenthal
Senate Chair Brenneis
University Librarian Cowell
Vice Chancellor Planning & Budget Delaney
AVC Academic Personnel Peterson
Interim Dean of Students Rojas
Committee on Faculty Welfare Chair Zachos
Academic Personnel Divisional Coordinators
Academic Personnel Office Analysts
Academic Senate Office
College Provosts
Department and Program Chairs
Department and Program Managers